A little opinion...About the frontage thing... I think more than change the "popular" system, a new options set for the frontage are needed. This is not because I could be somewhat affected by the change, my pics keep appearing in FrontPage and the watchers are still following my work (and I thank you so much for that ) but because I saw a lot of people misplacing art and taking advantage of the new system, helping even more to create the odd idea of a popularity "goal/prize". I like the idea of the popular frontage because it works pretty much like a musical ranking and it was a tool to know public´s preferences: wich kind of concepts/ideas/colors/styles works better and like a test to know the effect of a specific work. Somewhat of democratic voice, that helps to know to the public a bit more.A little opinion...4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before you ask, NO, I don't think that the goal of an artist is to be popular and I don't think that "popular=better" I saw both as different parameters that sometimes goes hand by hand and sometimes runs
DA volume 1 - DeviantART anthologyDISCLAIMER #1!: This is not an official DeviantART project and DeviantART will not be involved in making selections or in processing any royalty payments.DA volume 1 - DeviantART anthology2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have always loved anthologies. Growing up in Britain 95 percent of the comics were weekly anthologies so it has been firmly ingrained in my psyche.
I've always felt that anthologies are a good platform for experimentation, trying new ideas and styles, introducing new talent and especially good to read in the bathroom. I'll never forget the impression Heavy Metal had on me when I first saw it.
They're perfect for those moments when you've read through the 100 comics you've bought that month and realized there wasn't a single complete story in the pile.
I've recently relaunched two previously successful anthologies, A1 and MONSTER MASSACRE.
I have also been enjoy
Creepypasta Character SheetCP Name:Creepypasta Character Sheet1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Special power(s) :
Type (Regular/Gaming) :
Nationality/ Game of Origin:
Friends or Enemies (CPs only) :
Strengths and weaknesses:
Fitting song(s) :
(If you filled it leave me a link :3 )
Painting Process video: Tam LinTime-lapse of my painting process for Tam Lin - a traditional media redo of one of my earlier digital paintings. A complete write-up of the process (including materials and techniques) can be found at http://www.wyliebeckert.com/process.Painting Process video: Tam Lin9 months ago in Personal More Like This
This video represents about 40 hours of painting, with an additional 20 hours or so (not captured) devoted to the initial pencil underdrawing.
Apparel Collection: Art Not BombsThis shirt is best worn while making art with big gestural lines and fast rapid-fire marks. Get wild in it. Bring scribbles to your vectors, and put some geometry in your contours. Pow!Apparel Collection: Art Not Bombs3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since a young age, I have always been fascinated with flight. Growing up, my parents were good friends with a group of pilots. They specialized in cinema stunt work for movies. Every time I had the opportunity to go up in an airplane or helicopter, I took it. In the photo below, I'm in the center seat of a friend's helicopter. It was so fun!
As a youth, I would draw all types of planes -- jet fighters being the most exciting. Growing up on a healthy dose of Star Wars and G. I. Joe also fueled my love for flight. Other kids were infatuated with jets, too, and could rattle off all sorts of information about their technical aspects. I constantly checked out huge reference books from the local library because I was always more interested in drawing them than studying how fast they could fly or how much thei
Watchers Tribute Feature 101st to 120th! :DI think doing a watchers feature is a wonderful idea because I get to visit all of you guys again, see what you doing and show my appreciation for all your support .Watchers Tribute Feature 101st to 120th! :D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So here is a list of my watchers from the 101st to the 120th and one of my favorite works from their gallery, enjoy:
(the numbering doesn't mean anything its just for me to keep track)
Movie Review: Laputa: Castle In The SkyMovie Review: Laputa: Castle In The Sky7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Halcyon Castle in the Sky by vtas
Laputa — Castle in the Sky is the first movie written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki to be released by Studio Ghibli. Since 1986, it has garnered several awards and has been widely acclaimed, winning the hearts of audiences all over the world, and placing very high on a variety of top film lists in almost every category.
Like all Miyazaki movies, there is a his
HEAVY METAL - DeviantART issueOkay... We played a little last year about doing a collaboration between Heavy Metal and DeviantART. We got some guys on the back covers, we got a few articles in the mag, but we need to step up the game a little.HEAVY METAL - DeviantART issue2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It is so hard to get your work published these days and thank god Kevin
Eastman understands that. So having put together some special issues of
Heavy Metal recently I pitched Kevin on forgetting the idea of a few
DeviantART pin-ups or a gallery...
Instead we'll do an entire issue of Heavy Metal from the DeviantART community. Yup, 100 pages of dA goodness wrapped in slick glossy paper. We're going to aim for an issue as soon as possible next year. The page rates are $75 per page (all in including lettering), yes it is really low and that
Taking the Day Off!Holla we want pre-nup we want pre-nup yeaTaking the Day Off!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Culture Clash!I'm still groggy from my trip, so here's a list of oddities I noticed being a foreigner experiencing another country for the first time.Culture Clash!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you want power, you need to turn the outlets on, and to do that you gotta push a switch down.
TV has far fewer commercial breaks.
English police are super nice (watched the British version of "COPS" and was amazed at how polite everyone was, even the criminals).
The second floor is called the first.
French Fries are called Chips.
Chips are called Crisps.
American-centric music doesn't stay here (Heard "Sweet Home Alabama" quite a number of times over there).
You are not expected to tip people (this was very hard for me to accept and I always felt guilty not tipping our waiters).
You are not expected to clean up your messes in food courts or.. anywhere actually (Janitors come by and clean up for you. Has something to do with security and getting rid of bomb threats).
Elevators are called Lifts.
Air conditioning seems scarce.
Always carry a big bottl
Sipping tea with your Muse Only by fostering a facility with the vocabulary of your artistic medium of choice, can you begin to really free yourself to be open to being creative with it.Sipping tea with your Muse1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The size of that vocabulary is another matter, and that’s about growth, improvement and development. These are important as well, and intricately linked to creativity, in parallel (more on that in a future article). But first let’s talk simply about the genesis aspect of art.
Remember when you were in high school, doodling in the margins of your notebooks? Ballpoint pen and edges of blue-lined notebooks, with half an ear listening to the lesson of the day? There was a familiarity in that setting, and ease that you moved through when you sketched these throwaway doodles. Every once in a while you’d accidentally make one that you’d really like, and you’d save that scrap of paper with notes on American History melding into the lines of a drawing of your D&D charac
World InfoThe world of Merka is divided in to three regions Yesta, Ened, and Tela. Ened is Run by the Title head, while the First and second Chapter Heads Run Tela and Yesta. The three regions are in perfect union in simple terms for business and creation. Yesta mines or grows the source, Ened puts it in to a usable form, and Tela makes it in to a product that in turn is shipped across all of Merka.World Info4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The government is made up of a council of the 13 chapter houses, each house is in charge of multitude of things and the house is headed by the chapter also called the chapter head or chapter title. The chapter is allowed to designate their own title (what there called )and also a subtext to help run the chapter house. Heading the council of the 13 chapters is the title head. besides there duties as the council the 13 chapters and the title head run the Merka’s almanac which is the source of knowledge and the school system of Merka with in the almanac is
HYPER DRAGONBALL Z TRAILER!Here you go folks, enjoy, and please spread it around like rabies!HYPER DRAGONBALL Z TRAILER!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
5 reasons why we fail to get things doneDear, deviantart fellow artists,5 reasons why we fail to get things done1 year ago in Personal More Like This
stop wishing, start doing
As usual I had no idea what would be the topic of this journal, but I managed to think about and write down these 5 reasons why we (and I) tend to fail on things we want/have to do and I hope you'll find this journal post helpful.
1. Time management issues.
"I have no time for this", "If only I had the time for that" .. we tend to make these excuses, as if we all wouldn't have the same amount of time every single day. It's how we manage to spend that time, that matters. A lot of us have other important things to do, but let's be honest, if you have the dedication there are really no obstacles in your way. There will never be the perfect time for anything and with proper planning It's easier set the priorities for the right things.
They are everywhere. Especially on the internet. We tend to waste so many hours on checking what's new, reading bl
UDON announces Capcom Fighting Tribute!!UDON announces Capcom Fighting Tribute!!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Fans of Capcom’s many timeless fighting game series have already proven they are some of the most creative and talented fans around with the incredible art they submitted for UDON Entertainment’s Street Fighter Tribute and Darkstalkers Tribute art collective projects. Now they have the chance to show the world their passion and raw talent once again, as UDON today announces the latest entry in their line of tribute art books – CAPCOM FIGHTING TRIBUTE!
UDON is calling on professional and fan artists around the world to knock our socks off with your best artistic tributes to the iconic characters of beloved Capcom fighting and beat ‘em up series like Street Fighter™, Final Fight™, Power Stone™, Captain Commando, Star Gladiator, and Battle Circuit – and for y
ImprovementOver the years, many people have asked me for how long I've been drawing. While it's true that I started drawing as soon as I was able to hold a pencil, I was never that serious about it. In a sense, you can ask yourself if I was any serious on art altogether. Because, in the end, all kids draw. I think most people can remember making drawings in grade school. Because it's something kids do naturally. Depicting the world around them with images. The beautiful thing is that kids have no fear. They just draw whatever they like, and are usually happy with it. It isn't until the age of 10 or 12, that the outside world suddenly expects you to be either good at something, or stop doing it. It's at that age that we become self cautious about drawing. And therefore it's around that age many kids eventually stop drawing.Improvement2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I came to that age as well. I have to admit... it kicked in a little late on me.
For those that wonder what I'm talking about; those are the 2 years I stopped
Why many artists suck at marketingWell. I can at least say that the average artist's mentality towards marketing never ceases to amaze me.Why many artists suck at marketing2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Either the guys here are young and naive --that's what I hope it is, since still being pure hearted in a time like this is good-- or they are willingly unaware of what's happening around them.
It all started with a question that came to my mind.
Would people be willing to pay a few point in exchange for a feature on a busy page?
How I got to the idea?
Well, I'm doing contests and giveaways now and then. Things for the community, you'd say. To get some feedback, feature stuff, promoting unknown artists, and that kind of stuff. In order to host those contests and giveaways I often need DeviantArt points. Now, I do get a lot of them by sheer donation. But that always seemed a bit empty to me. So I thought up some kind of idea. To give beginning artists the chance to get featured, and make use of the traffic on my page, in order to get their work viewed by people all over the website. S
Busy August!Been trying to get Gold Digger back on schedule!Busy August!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But I've also been busy doing the preparation work for my LVLUP Kick Starter Project.
I've just launched it, and you can find all the details at
I really hope it works. I've been dying for a hard copy of this dojin.
Free Art Raffle from me! OvO [WINNERS]EDITEDIT : The Randomizer kept double-ing the numbers on the list but here it is! :Free Art Raffle from me! OvO [WINNERS]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1st Place : Roger13770
2nd Place : Thoughtful-Stargazer
3rd Place : Izie--Chan
Runner ups : SAMSXCS, Anchoring-Dreams, Fixlly!
EDIT : Wait for the Randomizer.org. >7<
So . . . . you guys want free art, huh? :iconmingplz:
Well This is my first raffle. Here's how it goes. >v<
1st Place : Coloured Knee-Length Drawing
2nd Place : Coloured Waist-Length Drawing
3rd Place : Coloured Portrait Drawing
3 Runner ups : Young ver
Batman Turns 75Batman Turns 758 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Batman Turns 75
Batman Detective ARTGERM by DeevElliott
27 Facts About the Dark Knight Detective
The Editorial Team’s own DeevElliott brings his copious comics knowledge to the site once more in celebration of a certain comic detective character’s big birthday celebration.
Batman is 75 years old this year and no character
?Para que sirven las llamas?Nunca he entendido que valor pueden tener las llamitas, tengo más de 20 llamas pero nunca he sabido qué valor se le podría dar, para qué sirven exactamente(?)?Para que sirven las llamas?4 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Awesome Comics for Awesome PeopleHEYA GUYS! FOLLOWERS! Everybody here!Awesome Comics for Awesome People2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm coming to you guys with a promo for a friend, but also asking for support for the independant artist in general. As an independant artist myself, I think it's important that we all stick together and help each other when we can.
:iconjasoncanty: is the proprietor of [Angry Viking Press]. They're a small publisher, and also the publisher responsible for comics by :iconshonuff44:,:iconcrybringer:, and :iconvanillycake:, as well as others. And if you don't know at least ONE of them then, then that's kinda weird!
BUT I DIGRESS! Angry Viking Press (AVP), is currently in need of support. And I think it's really, REALLY important and generally awesome to support them just by ordering a comic to put on your shelf. It supports not only the business and artists, but more importantly, this community. I mean, I run on the support and generosity of my followers, but I'm not the only one. I do not mean to
Motoko Kusanagi ProcessMotoko Kusanagi Process1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Yo, sharing the process of my artwork with you here! If you have any questions about this(or anything else in general, feel free to ask me!)
2. Clean lineart (I usually skip this step, but then I wanted to practise my lines, which are still very weak)
3. Flat colors
4. Darkening them to the intended mood and a bit of lighting. (I rarely paint in shadows, I rather much paint in light)
5. Main diffuse light
6. Add in facial features
7. Add in background
8. Drawing in the machine at the back
9. Drawing the main thingy
10. Moved the position of the object and added lens blur. You can do this with photoshop under filter > blur.
11. Started drawing in the cables/wires on a layer behind Motoko.
12. Refining features and started painting in the light from the machine.
13. Added more cables, more refining of the render.
14. Lens flare and subtle bloom(this means glow around places wher